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sequesters with cuts in other areas of government. we have shown how to protect defense spending by cutting spending in other areas. in our budget last year, we did take money out of defense. just not nearly as much as the president seems to want to. but we think the sequesters will happen because the democrats have opposed our efforts to replace those cuts with others and offered no alternatives. >> is this worth shutting the government down over? >> no one is talking about shutting the government down. >> well, it's a piece of the leverage that conservatives have. you didn't want to fight over the debt ceiling because you thought you can't do tha you have to pay the government's bills. do you think this fight over priority is worth shutting the government down? >> we're not interested in shutting the government down. what happens on march 1 is spending goes down automatically. march 27 is when the moment you're talking about, the continuing resolution expires. we are more than happy to keep spending at those levels going on into the future while we debate how to balance the budget, grow t
majority in the house. that is a governing majority. he's going to have it on immigration and also on the debt ceiling. not sure he's going to have it on guns, but he's going to drive the really hard-line republicans crazy because he's going to be able to break off 40 or 50 of them for all these other things. chris: that seems to be true as much as the opposition is hotter and perhaps hardening out there on the right. it does seem that the center right and the center are in play and obama is making his move toward them successfully. >> their governing philosophy coming in is that the fever would break among the tea party folks, among the hard right, and also that just folks in the house would sort of move to the boehner philosophy, which is a governing philosophy. the sort of -- chris: in other words, you don't need a majority of the republicans to rule. >> you break the rule, which is what he's done on these big-ticket items. they have been meeting over these last couple of days to figure out wait forward. i think the president was smart to step into these debates early and often
government and setting that country on a path to democracy, things could hardly be more chaotic. the last 24 hours have been some of the bloodiest since the start of the revolution, claiming 41 lives over the last two days. a day after nine people died in anti-government street demonstrations in cairo 32 were killed today rooted in the protest over the outcome of a mass murder trial but rooted in the country's still deep political division. we've been in the thick of some of those protests and start off tonight from cairo. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. you were here two years ago and saw the scenes back then. this was a country united behind one goal, to topple the dictator hosni mubarak but two years on this country is divided, polarized and for the first time many people here fear the violence is actually threatening the country's very stability. the chaotic moments when anger turned deadly in port saeed. outside the city's jail, dozens were killed as protesters tried to storm it to free prisoners who minutes earlier were sentenced to death in cairo. 21 defendants were c
, prime minister's netanyahu's coalition government may be weaker after today's voting. will that change israel's policies? >> reporter: good morning, mara. the latest polling showed even though netanyahu's party is about to lose eight to ten seats in the parliament, he'll still make it a comfortable win today. the policies going forward, that will be largely shaped by the coalition he forms to govern with and that horse trading will start in earnest probably as early as tomorrow. his obvious choice is lining up with even more hard-line parties to his right, including a right wing, extreme right wing group who are saying publicly they want to annex much of the west bank. that would be a worst-case scenario for palestinians here. or netanyahu could surprise everyone and form a more centrist government, leaning more to the left of center, giving him, as analysts here say, more options to deal with stalled peace talks and a struggling economy. now, that is a very longshot, mara. what we're expected to see when the dust settles here, hopefully we'll get early returns by this evening, by minu
job you shouldn't get paid. >> i'm tired of government governing by gimmicks. >> reporter: the senate hasn't pass ad budget in almost four years. >> the last time they pass ad budget the ipad hadn't been introduced. >> reporter: paul ryan will draft the budget with deeper cuts. that's a carrot to get conservatives to go along but some still want to see cuts first. >> will not vote to raise the debt ceiling unless significant efforts are made to fix the under lying problems. >> reporter: senate democrats hint theology pass a budget but not soon. >> approach that when we need to. >> reporter: the white house says even in short term the president will sign pinpoint >> the debt ceiling ought not to be a political football. >> reporter: this republican retreat with one last tanned if they can't compromise lawmakers' paychecks could take a hit. what's still not known is if this is temporary passing this budget and this extension of the debt limit. if it's temporary we could still see a credit downgrade. >> we hope that does not happen. tracie potts in washington, d.c., thanks you. >> jill k
in the second term in with a deeply divided government, were on full display from guns -- >> within minutes of that horrible tragedy in newtown, the president began trying to exploit that tragedy to push a gun control agenda that is designed to appeal to partisans. >> reporter: to the nation's still-recovering economy. >> he is addicted to spending. and those are policies that will hurt our country long term. >> reporter: and tonight, a top white house adviser tells nbc news that the president has finished writing his remarks for his inaugural address tomorrow that he will deliver shortly after completing the ceremonial oath of office. and then, tomorrow night, the obamas, lester, will celebrate with two inaugural balls, compared to ten four years ago. >> all right, peter, thank you. >>> and washington is getting ready for the spectacle that brings at least a sense of unity to this city once every four years. nbc's kelly o'donnell is outside the capitol with that story. kelly, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. this is where it all happens for what is the grandest photo op in
. once it's approved by the senate, which will likely happen very soon, it will allow the government to borrow enough cash to meet three months' worth of debt obligations. the proposal also includes a measure that would withhold pay for house or senate members if they fail to pass a budget plan. the senate has not passed a budget since 2008. critics say the proposal is just meant to pressure the senate and only delays a potential debt disaster. >>> we're following a developing story out of san francisco where the bomb squad has been called to an area not too far from at&t park. police say a military ordnance of some kind was found at a construction site near third street. this is a live look from our nbc chopper overhead there checking out the scene. all this happening right across from mccovey cove. you can see traffic snarled up, being rerouted around that area. as of right now, this is still an active situation. we will, of course, keep you posted on this one and let you know what prompted the bomb squad to be called there once we know. >> it took hours of cursing, screaming and d
. progress does not compel us to settle centuries'-long debates about the role of government for all-time, but it does require us to act in our time. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you. god bless you. and may he forever bless these united states of america. >> following the president, the music, poetry and pageantry of the day, beginning with kelly clarkson. ♪ let freedom ring >> then poet richard blanco. >> the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming. >> and beyonce. ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ the brave >> and when it was over, the president paused as if to take it in one last time. then it was back to business, a signing ceremony making cabinet nominations official. senator reid was given the pen from the president's pocket. >> that's yours. >> followed by a congressional luncheon in the capitol's statuary hall. lobster and bison and apple pie and talk of getting along. >> if you don't like the food, you can't blame it on one party o
they wanted to leave. president reagan claimed that government wasn't the solution but the problem used the word "government" 16 times. >> that system has never failed us. but for a time, we failed the system. we asked things of government that government was not equipped to give. >> president clinton, aware his second term would be the last of the 20th century, challenged americans to embrace the future responsibly using the word "century" 21 times to emphasize the coming of a new era. >> at the dawn of the 21st century, a free people must choose to shape the information age and the global society to unleash the limitless potential of all of our people, and yes, to form a more perfect union. >> and president bush, whose time in office became defined by 9/11 and the ensuing wars in afghanistan and iraq, laid out his vision for america's role in the world, using the words "freedom" and "liberty" 42 times. >> all who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know the united states will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. when you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you
government spending, they want this town to operate better than it does. >> one note here for parents whose children are home today, a holiday from school, we're going to be on the air for many hours and if i might, have them stop by and sit in front of the tv and watch this. because especially coming off this political season, and with all the troubles we've witnessed as a nation, this is the -- kind of the best of america in action. this is something we do well and this is a living history lesson today. yes, all of us who are here to cover it love this sort of thing and wouldn't miss it for the world, but this is how an interest in history and politics can get kindled at a young age. and it's one of the great spectacles available for free from home. savannah guthrie, i heard someone say this past week that this time around, four years later, the highs are not so high and the lows are not so low, meaning yes, the crowd won't number 2 million. the history of this administration has already been made. but also the economy isn't in a fr fr freefall. it doesn't feel as dire as it did. >> as yo
the biggest challenge yet toz mohamed morsi's government. let's go to cairo for the latest. >> reporter: it is mohamed morsi's biggest test as president of this country. on one hand, an increasing security vacuum across the country, on the other, a political crisis with the country's political parties. tonight, in an address to the nation, he delivered a strong warping. even burying the dead in egypt is now deadly. today in port sayyid, a day after 37 people were killed in protests, thousands walked to mourn them. the grief and prayer turned into fear and chaos. this amateur video, which we couldn't independently ver, if i reportsedly shows the moment the clashes with police turned deadly. meantime, as thousands mourned in port said, others fought in cairo, alexandria and suez. tonight, the country's embattled president, mohamed morsi, addressed the nation, declaring a state of emergency and imposing a curfew in the cities with the worst fighting. the country's powerful military is back on the street guarding government buildings recently attacked by protesters. and the military wants m
govern. but we have better ideas. >> on the democratic side, if hillary clinton decides to run she would be the early favorite. with the president lavishing her with praise on "60 minutes". >> i want the country to understand what an extraordinary role she has played during the course of my administration. >> andrew cuomo of new york and o'malley are betting their efforts on gun control could propel presidential bids of their own. still the republican field is up in the air. >> america cannot afford four more years of this. >> after parting ways with fox news, sarah palin said she will expand her voice in the national discussion and hasn't shut any doors. and new jersey governor chris christie already friended mark zuckerberg. >> 1,380 days left to go, erica, not that anybody is keeping track. >> only 1386? >> 80. >> thanks. david, good morning. >> good morning, erica. >> we just heard paul ryan, who of course was on your show saying republicans need to avoid being stamped as villains. republicans have to stop being the stupid party. there's a lot of soul searching going on at this point
the government launched air strikes across the country in rebel held neighborhoods. no word on a number of casualties but the u.n. estimates 50,000 syrians have been killed in the 22-month civil war. >>> over in afghanistan the afghan government is denying the findings of a u.n. report relessed just yesterday. the report said one-third of the prisoners recently transferred to afghan control of being tortured and said afghan spy agency is operating secret facilities to avoid international monitors. prince harry has wrapped up his latest tour of duty in afghanistan and is on his way back home to england now. the 28-year-old reportedly took out enemy taliban fighters while protecting british and nato soldiers. prince harry flew apache helicopters in the helmand province in southern afghanistan during his 20 weeks there. he was apparently treated just like one of the guys. when asked about his sister-in-law's pregnancy he said he's thrilled and can't wait to be an uncle. raj? >> thank you, janel. >>> still searching for answers about the boeing dreamliner. among the problems, a fire on a fl
government in november, calling the ban that kept the women off the front lines exclusionary and kept women from rising in the ranks and earning the recognition that their male counter parts get. 14,000 jobs were opened and removed the ban. the military has until 2016 to be ready for this ban. a former military member herself said that the ban prevented her and her two sisters from doing all they wanted to do in the air force and it's a dw thing. >> even today, women are serving in combat. we all know that. it's just a matter of giving them that thank you. and that acknowledgment, that yes, they are serving in combat. and they are doing a great job. and we need them there. >> a senior staff attorney with the aclu women's right project in san francisco released the statement saying in part, they welcome the lifting of the ban with cautious optimism and hope that it will be lifted quickly and fairly. the ban went in effect 1994 and if there's positions they want to prevent them from filling, special exemptions will be considered. >> last year, defense secretary panetta expanded combat positio
with the american civil liberties union, the aclu, sued the government over this ban. when the announcement came today they were shocked to hear the news. it is a policy change that could be life changing. >> pictures of me parachuting. >> reporter: in the eight years susan served in the u.s. air force, all but one of her dreams came true. that dream was a combat job from which women were banned. >> there are women who are extremely strong and have the ability and the skills they need to do well in this job. and to hold them back because of a stereotype is wrong. >> reporter: she now runs academy women, a support site dedicated to military women with 10,000 members. she says the ban often comes up. four women along with the national aclu and the northern california aclu chapters sued the government to overturn the ban. the announcement was a shock. >> the combat exclusion policy, one of the last vestiges of discrimination against women just because we're women. >> reporter: when the suit was filed in november, the military opened up 140,000 jobs and lifted the ban on women living with combat uni
. >> the budget is balanced, but great risk and uncertainty lies ahead. the federal government and courts are changing the economy and could cost us billions and drive a hole in the budget. the ultimate cost of expending our health care system under the affordable care act is unknown. ignoring such evunknowns is fol. that is how we plunged into a decades of deficits. >> reporter: the governor summed things up by saying california is back. the budget is balanced and the state is on the move. the governor's address is garnering praise from both sides of the aisle. we will have reaction tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. reporting live, jody hernandez, nbc bay area. >>> excavating a new well today linked to the speed freak killers. this is in the same area where the well remained some of the victims of lauren herzog. several of the victims families criticized investigators for using heavy equipment saying that may have damaged the remains. the fbi is taking a careful approach on this well using a bore and camera. once they know what is there, they plan to excavate the well by hand. it will take sever
prices. today, the government reported that sales of new homes shot up nearly 20% in 2012, and home prices went up almost 14%. >> this is the new pricing power. >> reporter: diana olick covers real estate for cnbc. >> home building definitely improved in 2012, but nowhere near where we need it to be. we're still running half the housing starts as we would be in a normal year. >> reporter: 2012 home sales were only a third of the record set in 2005. any improvement is good news for truberry custom homes outside columbus, ohio. they haven't been this busy since the housing bubble burst in 2006. >> we are very excited. last year was good. we're expecting this year to be great. >> reporter: on wall street, the dows finished each week of the new year higher than it began. up 112% since its recession low in march, 2009, and poised to set a new record high, perhaps as soon as next week. that's encouraging for americans who have an estimated $6.5 trillion of their retirement savings tied up in stocks. analysts say the rally began after washington policymakers avoided the fiscal cliff and ha
neighbor. what would you tell them if i'm the belizen government asking you if you had any role in his murder. >> absolutely none. and they know this. they know i'm not involved in the murder. they haven't questioned anybody el. so i had nothing to do with it. i know nothing about it. i am willing to talk to them in any neutral country on the planet. i have offered that. i'll talk to them on the phone. i'll talk to them through skype. >> you talk about selling yourself in determines terms of coming out. sex sells. >> yes. >> is it true about all of the women in your life, five or six women at a time? >> absolutely, it is true. i do have teenage girlfriends, and many at a time. nothing illegal. they're well beyond the age of consent. and i see nothing wrong with it. if you do, that's okay. >> is this part of the whole deal that's going to sell to hollywood in terms of making a film about your life? >> you know, i personally don't think it's that interesting. >> you must because you know sex sales so you must think this is a selling point. everyone asks you about it or they want to ask y
expect going forward in terms of changing the bank, restructuring how the governance is done? >> look, i'm very proud of jpmorgan. last year we had 1.8 trillion of capital or credit from consumer or businesses. we had a problem. you know, we've addressed this this in the public. the rest of the bank is pretty well controlled and pretty well managed. it's the same bank from 2008, 2000, 20 10, 2011. whenever a company makes a mistake, analyze it and try to be better for it and make sure you apply best practice across the company. most of the mistake was in cio. >> let me ask you about the u.s. we saw that mortgage originations were up huge for you in the quarter. you talking a lot in the last couple of years now about housing really showing some improvement and having bottomed. where are we in that? what are you expecting in the next couple of years in terms of housing? >> housing has total li bottomed. it's getting better. you saw today sales come so far down they're in short supply in certain markets. all the indicators. 3 million a year, cheaper to buy than to rent. all time affordabili
. the algerian government says in all, 38 hostages of different nationalities and 29 islamic militants died in the standoff. five people are still unaccounted for. >>> in this country, the weather is making news tonight, specifically the cold. over two-thirds of the country, along with some weird extremes. it's expected to be 75 degrees colder in maine this week than it was last week. 75 degrees. and this latest push of arctic air has already made its way all the way south to florida. nbc's kevin tibbles is with us from the grip of it in chicago. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: brian, tonight bitter cold and treacherous winds have much of the country hunkering down. and this blast of winter is likely to last through to the weekend. frigid, treacherous, siberia, all describe erie, pennsylvania. >> the wind is vicious here. the windchill is absolutely freezing. >> reporter: sideways blowing snow off the lakes snarled traffic, made walking miserable and kept plow operators happy. >> just constant phones just ringing off the wall. >> reporter: syracuse snowed under. shivering in the big apple
republican senators are going to take a very rightward governing position. take cruz a harvard guy. has establishment as you get. but with the tea party favorite, saying i'm going to vote against that. watch and find out which republicans are going to vote against a house-passed debt limit. short term fix. and you have a very good road map for these other votes that are going to be happening. and where this -- chris: which -- >> he wants to continue to keep his tea party bona fides. chris: when we come back the big question of the week. now that we have seen the second inaugural address k. barack obama be the most transformative president since reagan? be right back. >> "the chris matthews show" is brought to you by charles schwab. let's talk about giving your schwab. let's talk about giving your portfolio a chris: welcome back. candidate barack obama offended the clintons during the 2008 primaries with this interview in reno. >> i think ronald reagan changed the trajectory of america in a way that richard nixon did not. and in a way that bill clinton did not. chris: which brings us to
petitioning the government to make every monday after the super bowl a national holiday. why wouldn't you in right now, the petition has just over 8,000 signatures. they need 100,000 by february 23rd in order for the white house just to respond. >>> as you say, why don't they just have it on a saturday? >> you know, sunday's pretty traditional. >> nbc bay area has continuing coverage of the 49ers quest for six. we have more journalists on the ground in new orleans than any other local station. catch us on air and on our website, >>> san francisco's mayor ed lee delivering his state of the city address this morning where he outlines his plans for san francisco, and this happened just about an hour ago. nbc bay area's christie smith joins us with what the mayor has laid out for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jon. san francisco mayor ed lee talked jobs and legislation saying that san francisco is a city that's resurgent and strong. and yes, he did, take a minute to talk about the san francisco 49ers and their big super bowl run. we had a packed house at c
and more government controls, which will bog it down in bureaucracy, raise cost, not produce the progress that we need in health care. >> what impact does this reform have on your business? >> it's raising cost. it's the opposite of being affordable health care because it's making it more expensive for businesses like whole foods and, as a result, that's less money that we have to pay our team members for wages or other benefits. the health insurance just grows as a percentage of what the total compensation that we're paying people is. >> i know you've been very thoughtful about this subject. you've been ceo since 1980. the company has done very well. you're offering coverage to employees working more than 30 hours a week. you see tremendous growth. your stock up more than 1,000% since the wost worst of the financial crisis. tell me about the consumers' attitudes about foods. has it changed over this time, the cost, the sourceses of their food. what kind of sentiment changes have you seen from your customers? >> yeah, lots of different trends in this society. so there's definitely a trend
in the government asking you if you had a role in the murder? >> absolutely not and they know this. they know i'm not involved in the murder. they haven't questioned anybody else. i had nothing to do with it. i know nothing about it. i'm willing to talk to them in a neutral country on the planet. i've offered that. i'll talk to them on the phone. i'll talk to them through skype. >> reporter: you've talked about selling yourself and your story. sex sells. is it true about all the women we read in your life, you have five or six women at a time, several girlfriends that are teenagers? >> it's true. i do have teenaged girlfriends, nothing illegal, they're well beyond the age of consent and i see nothing wrong with it. and if you do, that's okay. >> reporter: it's part of the whole deal that's going to sell hollywood in terms of making the film about your life? >> i personally don't think it's that interesting. >> reporter: you must because you know sex sells so you must think this is a selling point because everyone is asking you about it or want to ask you about it. >> other things sell other tha
to technology. >> i'm sam brock. today was a glorious one for california governments. no. governor jerry brown soaked up the praise for a balanced budgets but made some claims that is don't pass the truth test. a reality check coming up next. >> no longer shooting to kill. what could be changing when it comes to control asking mountain lions. >>> it's been quite awhile since california received a positive grade on its annual report card but that's essentially what happened today. >> governor jerry brown addressing lawmakers in his state of the state address. he talked about everything california achieved this year including a balanced budget. is there reason to celebrate? in tonight's reality check sam brock puts some of the governor's claims under the microscope. >> we could just steak the governor at his word that california has implemented all kinds of savory cuts and needed tax hikes to improve the financial picture. but then we'd be doing you a disservice because.comrams the governor made today aren't true. >> the honorable edmund g. brown junior. >> there was plenty of applause to go aro
that? >> i would answer that the assumption is that both nation states, which is to say governments, and individuals and groups, organizations, are engaged in trying to take advantage of vulnerabilities in cyber. that's what makes cyber so worrisome. >> what is it you worry about? >> well, what i worry about is that that same capability could be used to implant a destructive device that could cause significant harm to the industrial base, whether it's critical infrastructure or the financial network. >> reporter: all of which makes the recent press frenzy over david petraeus and marital i didn't -- infidelity seem like less of an issue. to my surprise, general dempsey didn't dismiss it that easily. >> what is it the commander would not have known before haenld or any man or woman serving under you would not have known beforehand from this situation. >> we had a conversation about competence and character. i think over the last ten years when you're at war, you tend to value competence above all else. naturally, the nation's well-being is hanging in the balance. so the first lesson i
. there are other laws or other government regulations that can be used to take care of something like this but to pursue me for the intelligence identities protections act was heavy handed. in fact, the author of the intelligence identities protections act volunteered to testify at my trial because he said that's not why the law was written. i have come to learn that most whistleblowers don't believe they're whistleblowers in the beginning. i do meet the legal definition of whistleblowing, bringing forward waste, fraud or illegality. and that's what i did. >> you're saying that the government started targeting you after you spoke out first in 2007, a time when you said these practices, in your view, were torture. you said that officials high in the government authorized them. you also said they worked. in fact, in 2007, you told msnbc you were coming forward then because you thought that the agency had gotten, quote, a bum rap on waterboarding. that's someone who is defending these practices not -- >> yes, i did defend them. because i was relying on what officers told me in the buildi
years. it would give the government more time to borrow. while democrats would like a longer term solution, the white house says it would go along. >> most americans believe you don't do your job, you shouldn't get paid. >> reporter: today's vote is a tactical shift in the gop playbook, putting on hold their demand for a debt ceiling increase only with spending cuts attached. >> it's a concession by republicans that they were not going to be able to win a spending cut fight using the debt ceiling vote. >> reporter: the clock is ticking. the country will max out its credit card at $16.4 trillion in several weeks, risking possible default on the nation's debt unless congress okay's more borrowing. the house is considering a short-term fix. lift the debt ceiling for a few months to take the pressure off, but require both house and senate to pass a budget. if they fail, congress would not get paid. >> you can't go for months and months without a paycheck. and what this does is basically says that your pay gets escrowed, put on hold until you pass a budget. >> reporter: trying to turn
. its top governing body says it is designing rockets capable of striking the u.s. with warheads. >>> the obama administration's fight for gun control is hitting the road on friday. vice president joe biden heads to the staunch ly pro-gun state of virginia and today he will take to the internet to take questions how to reduce gun violence speaking to the public on a live streaming google chat. >>> female smokers today have a higher risk of dying from lung cancer than several decades ago. in a study out by the new england journal of medicine, researchers are finding women are smoking more and starting younger patterns that mirror the smoking habit of younger counterparts. women have caught up with men in the risk of deaths of smoking related sickness. 18% of american women are smokers. >>> cnbc mary thompson of the new york stock exchange, look likes a rough day ahead for aping, right? >> it certainly could be. apple shipped a record 7.8 million iphones in the last quarter given wall street was expecting it to sell 50 million, its shares drop 10% after-hours after reporting quarte
on jobs and higher home prices. the government reported that sales of new homes shot up nearly 20% in 2012. and home prices went up almost 14%. >> this is the new pricing power that -- >> reporter: diana oleck covers pricing for cnbc. >> home pricing is nowhere near where we need it to be. we're at half the amount of housing starts that we would be in a normal year. >> reporter: any news is good for me toberry homes outside of columbus, ohio. they haven't been this busy since 2006. they've doubled their staff in the past year. >> pretty much every subcontractor in every field has been hiring employees. >> reporter: on wall street, the dow finished each week of the new year higher than it began. up 112% since the recession low in march, 2009, and poised to set a new record high perhaps as soon as next week. that's encouraging for americans who have an estimated $6.5 trillion of their retirement savings tied up in stocks. analysts say the rally began after washington policymakers avoided the fiscal cliff and has continued as investors chase higher stock prices. >> when that light bulb goes o
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